Paracelsus (Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim, 1493-1541): Essential Theoretical Writings

Front Cover
BRILL, 2008 - Religion - 975 pages
0 Reviews
The daunting writings of Paracelsus the second largest 16th-century body of writings in German after Luther s contributed to medicine, natural science, alchemy, philosophy, theology, and esoteric tradition. This volume provides a critical edition of essential writings from the authoritative 1589 Huser Paracelsus alongside new English translations and commentary on the sources and context of the full corpus. The Essential Theoretical Writings incorporate topics ranging from metaphyics, cosmology, faith, religious conflict, magic, gender, and education, to the processes of nature, disease and medication, female and male sufferings, and cures of body and soul. Properly contextualized, these treatises yield rich extracts of Renaissance and Reformation culture, soundings of 16th-century life, and keys to an influential but poorly understood early modern intellectual tradition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

I
1
II
6
III
8
IV
14
V
19
VI
20
VII
21
VIII
24
XXXI
425
XXXII
447
XXXIII
457
XXXIV
475
XXXV
485
XXXVI
495
XXXVII
501
XXXVIII
503

IX
29
X
34
XI
39
XII
47
XIII
61
XIV
63
XVI
107
XVII
163
XVIII
211
XIX
259
XX
299
XXII
301
XXIII
317
XXIV
331
XXV
343
XXVI
357
XXVII
371
XXVIII
383
XXIX
397
XXX
411
XXXIX
507
XL
529
XLI
545
XLII
559
XLIII
585
XLIV
605
XLV
617
XLVI
721
XLVIII
737
XLIX
739
L
795
LI
797
LII
841
LIII
885
LIV
939
LV
964
LVI
969
LVII
973
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

Andrew Weeks, Professor of German at Illinois State University, with a doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Illinois, has published intellectual biographies of Jacob Boehme, Paracelsus, Valentin Weigel, a history of German mysticism, and translations of Weigel's writings.

Bibliographic information